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  1. Stephen Dawson

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    You forget they're shrewd business people. It's great news but not everything in this world is done for philanthropy and the moon isn't made of cream cheese.
     
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    What would you do if the Club refused to agree?
     
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  3. Stephen Dawson

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    That he abused building one stand.
     
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    Then they'd have a shorter term lease for a crumbling stadium. What I meant was they would be obliged to carry out maintenance/improvement, it's standard in a long commercial lease for the tenant to do so, it is they that take the benefit, although I accept the lines are somewhat blurred when it's a local council and their local football club.

    The council have the nap hand as owner though, we are a professional football that needs the stadium to continue functioning. BFC don't have the funds to up sticks to a new stadium, and a ground share is a nonstarter for the fanbase.
     
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    Which one, I rememberThe Carl Tiler fee and grant built the East Stand, didn’t the club have to stump up half the money. Also, the concrete terracing in the west stand was replaced as well
     
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    I can't beleive it is not that long back that offers were made to play games at the old Millmoor ground RUFC old ground.
    We were turned down thank f#@!
     
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    What i picked up from that video was:

    1) It’s a good deal for the town in general
    2) I wouldn’t be surprised to see Jean sell up or stand down in the near future (couple of years tops)
    3) The West stand will be upgraded it’s just when
    4) It’s a great deal for the club with guaranteed investment into the ground.
     
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    No requirement for offices these days. Maybe use some of the land for social housing?
    Maybe a bit of altruism on the part of the Crynes?
     
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    The match day experience there would be considerably improved if they opened that ATM
     
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    All that was Jones' garage land.
     
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    Oh aye the North Stand, now known as The Barry Murphy Stand, should be The Ashley Ward Stand.
     
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    East and Ponte were part funded by the Grant and the club made up the rest.

    The North (and indoor centre as well as the training pitch stand) was club investment along with the sale of Ashley Ward.

    Some grants were free. Some were interest free (or greatly reduced interest) loans.
     
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    Pay back for that Super tram we part funded to ferry piggies and Blunts about.
     
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    Safe standing surely has to be looked at, whether it's installed in the Ponty or as part of the new West Stand, which surely has to be built within the next 2-3 years. Personally I'd have thought that the corner between the Ponty and West Stand would be an ideal area to look at bringing it in.
     
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    The area in red was never owned by BFC, it all belonged to the garage owner. I lived in Belgrave Rd from 1956 up to getting married and the old car park and the Brewery plantation was our playground. There was a bit of scrap yard at the rear of the garage.
     
  16. Stephen Dawson

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    Yeah it was a garage sale.
     
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    Today has seen the best news coming out of the Club (off the field) in years. Absolutely delighted.
     
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    Great news. We can all look forward to a more secure future now.
    Well done to all concerned......including Khaled.
     
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    Lot of land to build council could potentially make a nice profit.
     
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    As I have posted in the past, the west stand roof is cement bonded asbestos and the utility pipes below it (out of public access) are lagged in asbestos. This information came from Peter Jones who was in the original consortium with Patrick Cryne back in 2002. PC looked to try and save money when he took control and as the west stand is not as popular as other parts of the ground he thought demolition would save on business rates, maintenance, stewarding, utility bills etc. However when the surveyors report came back the cost of removing the asbestos outstripped the the short to medium term savings and that is why it was not demolished back then.
    Regarding 3rd party involvement John Dennis writes in his biography that the Senior family who owned Barnsley brewery in 1908 put a reversion right in the sale of the land to BFC and is legally enforceable until 25 years after the death of Mr Seniors last surviving grandchild. I had a conversation with Michael Spinks a while ago and he said that a couple of years before going into administration the club contacted the two very elderly remaining grandchildren and offered £60k to release the reversion right, one was in favour the other was not; even if both passed away by 2003 then the reversion right will still be legal for another 4 years and no doubt the Senior family will be watching as a plot of land sold for £1200 in 1908, what is that worth now?
     

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